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== Using the DVD to upgrade ==
 
== Using the DVD to upgrade ==
{{admon/important | Recommendations | This is the recommended method to upgrade your Fedora system}}
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The process is detailed in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Installation_Guide/index.html Fedora Installation Guide].  The [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Release_Notes/index.html Release Notes] also have some useful information.
 
The process is detailed in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Installation_Guide/index.html Fedora Installation Guide].  The [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Release_Notes/index.html Release Notes] also have some useful information.
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== Upgrading directly using Yum ==
 
== Upgrading directly using Yum ==
  
Upgrading directly from one release to the next using {{command|yum}} is not a officially supported method, but works for many users.  To learn more, refer to [[Upgrading Fedora using yum]].
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Upgrading directly from one release to the next using {{command|yum}} is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with them are not considered blockers for a release, but in practise works for many users due to our packaging guidelines providing detailed information on maintaining upgradability.  To learn more, refer to [[Upgrading Fedora using yum]].
  
 
== Upgrading from a pre-release (alpha/beta/rawhide snapshot) to the final release ==
 
== Upgrading from a pre-release (alpha/beta/rawhide snapshot) to the final release ==

Revision as of 13:55, 23 May 2011

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Using the DVD to upgrade

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Recommended upgrade method
This is the recommended method to upgrade your Fedora system

The process is detailed in the Fedora Installation Guide. The Release Notes also have some useful information.

PreUpgrade

PreUpgrade is an application you can use to upgrade Fedora while continuing to use it. PreUpgrade downloads the packages required for the upgrade. Once everything is downloaded and set up, you will be notified that you can reboot at any time to start the Fedora upgrade. To read more, refer to PreUpgrade.

Upgrading directly using Yum

Upgrading directly from one release to the next using yum is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with them are not considered blockers for a release, but in practise works for many users due to our packaging guidelines providing detailed information on maintaining upgradability. To learn more, refer to Upgrading Fedora using yum.

Upgrading from a pre-release (alpha/beta/rawhide snapshot) to the final release

If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to Upgrading from pre-release to final.

Tips

  • It's a good idea to have a backup of your system before performing an upgrade. Keeping /home in a separate logical volume or partition makes backing up user data easier. This is a feature requested for the Fedora Installer. Refer to Bug 150670 for more on this issue. This is the default from Fedora 13 onwards.
  • Doing a clean installation and then restoring user data from backups may work better for some users. Future releases may include features to assist in this process. Refer to AnacondaWorkItems for more information.
  • You can do an upgrade using the regular installation DVDs. Live media only performs fresh installations, not upgrades. The installation overrides any third party packages which conflict with the default installation set. Applications within the Fedora repository are easily upgradeable. Refer to the Installation Guide for more information.
  • Make sure you read the Release Notes carefully before attempting an upgrade.

Rawhide

Rawhide is a development version of Fedora that is updated daily. It is suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release.